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Maryland: Poll suggests 54 percent will keep equal marriage at referendum

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  1. A Majority vote on civil rights is the height of liberty and freedom…

    1. Oh and lets put the tax exempt status of religions up for majority vote!

  2. It’s still not enough. This figure represents a profile of the people eligible to vote, not the people who will actually vote. Sadly conservatives. right-wingers and traditionalists are more likely to get to the polling station on the day, so the lead needs to be bigger and people holding pro-equality views need to be strongly encouraged to vote. Passive support will not win the day.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 3 Aug 2012, 3:23pm

      I tend to agree. Counting on supporters doesn’t guarantee anything. If the figure were in the 80 percentile, then maybe we could have more confidence in it winning. Let’s hope we’ll be more than pleasantly surprised.

    2. bobbleobble 3 Aug 2012, 4:36pm

      Except that, as I understand it, the vote is taking place on the same day as the presidential election which means it won’t just be those people you list at the polls. Maryland is going to go big for Obama, we just have to cross our fingers and hope that those who turn up really do support the law and don’t let us down like they did in California in 2008.

    3. Yes, that is my fear as well, more conservatives actually show up than others.

  3. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 4 Aug 2012, 6:43am

    Same sex marriage should NEVER be voted apon at the ballot box – because it is civil rights for LGBT people like us!

    Voters in the US states of Maryland, Washington State, Minnesota and Maine will have the chance to approve or repeal same sex marriage at the ballot box. Everytime voters went to the ballot box to vote for same sex marriage – they have always rejected it!

    In November 2012, I bet the results will be:

    *Maryland; 51% approve same sex marriage, 49% against same sex marriage. The law becomes effective from 1/1/2013.
    *Minnesota; 51% approve a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, 49% against a change in the constitution. The Minnesota Constitution will ban same sex marriage as well as the existing law.
    *Maine; 52% approve same sex marriage, 48% against same sex marriage. The marriage law comes into effect 30 days later.
    *Washington State; 51% against same sex marriage, 49% approve same sex marriage. means the law gets repealed.

  4. Billy wingartenson 5 Aug 2012, 6:00am

    teh catholic church is absolutely against gay marriage and talks about protecting life and protecting marriage

    In the light of the pope in 2009 UNexcommunicating a holocaust denier, heres another link where catholics sent hundreds of thousands to the death camps.

    And helped several thousand German bad guys escape to South america after the war.

    BTW separately I read that the organizer of the croation catholic / nationalist horror was helped by the Italian red cross.
    yes the link should work the strange stuff is re accent marks
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usta%C5%A1e

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krunoslav_Draganovi%C4%87

  5. Billy wingartenson 5 Aug 2012, 6:04am

    teh catholic church is abolutly against gay marriage and talks about absolute truths

    We should all understand that absolutism is the mark of every dictator in history – my way or the highway

    (dont worry about the wierd links – related to accent marks in the croation alphabet)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usta%C5%A1e

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krunoslav_Draganovi%C4%87

  6. billywingartenson 21 Sep 2012, 7:19am

    the chief homophobe in the md legislature recently ran his boat at full speed into another. Sending himself and 6 others to the hospital , some seriously injured

    Its well known in the govt that his wife left him last winter.
    BTW I actually knew him back about 1980 when he worked for an electronics company. HIs fellow employees called him strange.

    Long story but I put some bait out in the local newpaper re the strange thing. HE took it, and changed his profile on the state house list to eliminate his working in the electronics industry.

    He’s nto strange – he’s a closet case> it would also explain other things that suggest paranoia.

    check wikipedia for
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